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Muscle Shoals Recordings Record Label Launch Party At Wishbone Studios – EVENT PHOTOS

October 16, 2019

MUSCLE SHOALS-On Tuesday, October 16 Mike O’Rear hosted a launch party for the new record label “Muscle Shoals Recordings” friends and family were on hand to help with the celebration and listen to a few songs. The music video for the first release for “Muscle Shoals Recodings” is a song by Singer/songwriter Billy Lawson…Lawson’s  song […]


Polly Averhart Celebrates Her 105th Birthday Today – EVENT PHOTOS

October 8, 2019

SHEFFIELD-Happy Birthday to a special Sheffield lady.  Ms. Polly Averhart celebrates her 105th birthday today, Tuesday, October 8…but the party and celebration of Polly’s life took place at her home in Sheffield on Sunday. Friends and family (6 generations) were on hand to help celebrate the life of Ms. Averhart.  Sheffield Mayor Ian Sanford presented […]


Sunday In The South…A Southern Tradition Revisited – EVENT PHOTOS

October 8, 2019

TUSCUMBIA-On Sunday, October 6 Tuscumbia residents celebrated the State Bicentennial with ‘Sunday in the South’ a good old fashioned picnic and community gathering on the grounds of the Colbert County Courthouse. There was music, lots of good food a “beard and bonnet” contest and fun games for the children.  Both adults and children tried their […]


St. Florian Oktoberfest The Best Yet – EVENT PHOTOS

October 7, 2019

ST.  FLORIAN-The Oktoberfest celebration began on the grounds of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Florian and has now spread to the adjacent Saint Florian Community Park…to the Senior Center and site of the future Town Hall. Oktoberfest not only recognizes and celebrates the German heritage of the early settlers of St. Florian, it also […]


NWS-CC Hosted BEST Robotics…’ OFF THE GRID’-EVENT PHOTOS

October 7, 2019

MUSCLE SHOALS-On Saturday, October 5 Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) hosted  host students from 15 area schools for the 2019 Northwest Alabama BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) in the Patriot Center (gym) on the Shoals Campus. The theme for this year’s competition is OFF THE GRID, which is all about Electricity. Middle and high school student teams […]


First Friday Annual Great Pumpkin Drop And More – EVENT PHOTOS

October 7, 2019

FLORENCE-The weather was hot but the fun and spirit was even hotter for the October First Friday.  The people gathered round to see the annual ‘Florence’s Great Pumpkin Drop”and they folks were awed by not ONE but TWO great pumpkin drops.  The Quad Cities Daily was on hand to capture the fun in photos and […]


53rd Annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention-EVENT PHOTOS

October 7, 2019

ATHENS-Known as the “Granddaddy of Midsouth Fiddlers Conventions” for its role in reviving the tradition of competition in old time music, the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention is celebrated the first full weekend in October each year. The convention brings some 200 contestants to compete for top prize money. There are 18 different categories, […]


Greenway Automotive dealerships donate seven vehicles to five local school systems for Driver Ed programs

September 4, 2019

THE SHOALS-On Wednesday, September 4, at 9:30 am at McFarland Park in Florence, five local school districts received a wonderful gift  from the Greenway Automotive dealerships: Seven automobiles were given to the schools for immediate use in their Driver Education classes. Two vehicles were to the Colbert County School System as well as two vehicles  […]


Peoples Piggly Wiggly In Cherokee Opens With A Little Help From their Friends

April 5, 2018

CHEROKEE-Peoples Piggly Wiggly in the town of Cherokee received $50,000 to renovate and upgrade equipment to reopen their grocery store through the first grants from the Alabama Healthy Food Financing Act . The need for the store is in response to the closing of the town’s only grocery store in 2017, requiring residents to travel about […]


New Year’s Day….Fact…Fun…Tradition

January 1, 2014

SHEFFIELD-Probably the most famous tradition in the United States is the dropping of the New Year ball in Times Square, New York City, at 11:59 P.M. Thousands gather to watch the ball make its one-minute descent, arriving exactly at midnight. The tradition first began in 1907. The original ball was made of iron and wood and weighed […]


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